One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A picture of someone sought by the police, built up on a computer screen by selecting and combining facial features according to witnesses' descriptions.
- ‘The Police National Computer had drawn a blank, but that was hardly surprising; videofits were almost as unreliable as the old photofits, and she hadn't really expected a match.’
- ‘Detectives today released a videofit of the man they want to speak to about the robbery.’
- ‘The website created for videofit was built to promote the videofit recognition system as well as a catalogue of additional items.’
- ‘In all cases always this is before police have released any videofit or attempts at ID drawings.’
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